Well, my baby is growing and growing...and the scale keeps adding more numbers~ urgh!
My Doctor doesn't "measure" me at every appointment, but he said everything is going well. Heartbeat is strong and healthy. Head is down, and no dilatation....which is good, because I am just over 36 weeks. My belly is so low, though, and I feel like this baby could just fall out. I have never experienced that with my other kids. The Doctor said my belly is low, and the uterus muscles are probably very stretched out. He recommended getting a belly band. However, with the price of those, I don't think it will be an investment we can make at this time. I am sure my body (mainly my back, legs, and booty) would appreciate the lift of strains. I just keep telling myself that there are less than 4 weeks to go...less than 4 weeks. I can do it....even if painfully.
My blood pressure was a bit elevated today. Normally, my BP is 120 over 60~ or something close to that. Today it was something around the 170 over 72. I can't remember what the nurse said, but my guess is very close to what it was. So, that is a bit concerning to me. My ankles and other joints have been really swollen lately. I really feet swollen all over, but my ankles are pretty swollen. Even putting on shoes and boots is a challenge lately. I am sure it is water retention, and I need to get my feet up more. I am looking forward to getting my body back in shape, and moving about normally again. I told Terry I feel like an over stuffed penguin lately...waddling around and feeling large. Soon...I keep saying that blessed 4 letter word~ SOON!